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Scripting Helpers Volunteer Application 2017

Scripting Helpers is looking to fill more volunteer positions in our team again this year.

We're looking for the following roles:

  • General administrator
  • Blog author
  • Question moderator
  • Events coordinator
  • Forum moderator
  • Website developer

...or, if you feel you have something new to bring to Scripting Helpers, feel free to apply too! Any and all exceptional applications will be considered for any role.

A Discord account is required to apply and fill a staff position.

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Posted in Site Updates

Announcing the all-new Scripting Helpers Forum

We finally have a forum for anyone who wants to get meta about Scripting Helpers. You can find it here:

The forum uses third-party software but it is configured so that your Scripting Helpers account is automatically used when you visit. As an added bonus, the forum website has a built-in chat system so as a side effect Scripting Helpers now has user-to-user messaging for anyone who clicks the forum link. Neat.

Posted in Site Updates

All About Deprecation

Deprecation is a topic you'll hear often. Everyone will tell you that deprecated items should be avoided, but why?

Objects, properties, methods or events that become deprecated could be removed at any time by ROBLOX, because you're not suppose to be using them anymore anyways. Normally deprecated items aren't removed instantly to give people time to become used to new methods, or so they don't break older games.

Posted in Scripting Tips

New Reputation Changes Moving into the New Year

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great holiday and end to this interesting and eventful year. I want to take a moment and talk about everyone's favorite currency for a moment: Scripting Helpers reputation.

Posted in Site Updates

Snack Break Problem #20: Brain***k compiler!

Let's get right to it: this week's Snack Break problem involves writing a compiler for a computer language. Don't worry, though! It's an extremely basic programming language with few rules and instructions.

Brain***k is a funny little language. It should be a fun task to implement a version of it in Lua! From Wikipedia:

Brain***k is an esoteric programming language created in 1993 by Urban Müller, and notable for its extreme minimalism.

The language consists of only eight simple commands and an instruction pointer. While it is fully Turing-complete, it is not intended for practical use, but to challenge and amuse programmers.

You can use this online Brain***k compiler to get some more examples and experiment with the language.

Snack Break Problem #19

Last Challenge

In the last challenge, I asked you to recreate Conway's popular Game Of Life. We had four submissions, and all four seem to check out. One of my favorites was one done by Solved. Kingdom made theirs the very largest. Thank you to all who attempted the challenge.

Soved's Solution

Kingdom5's Solution

Evaera's Solution

Turtletowerz's Solution

Snack Break Problem #18

Last Challenge

On the last snack break, four people finished, and eight people submitted their attempts. Three of the four people who completed the challenge did the advanced challenge. Drakus34 had the simplest solution.

  1. Drakus34 - PlaceLink
  2. IDidMakeThat - PlaceLink
  3. samfun123 - PlaceLink
  4. StolidDarkness - ModelLink

RSync - Third party IDE support for ROBLOX Studio in one click

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to share with you a plugin that I've been working on for the past few days, and I think that a lot of you will find it to be quite helpful in your ROBLOX development!

RSync is an open source plugin that easily integrates any third-party code editor or IDE, such as Sublime Text, Notepad++, VS Code, or Atom, into ROBLOX Studio. This is accomplished via a helper application which runs in the tray and acts as a middle man between your code editor of choice and ROBLOX Studio.


Posted in Scripting Tips